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Coastal Management Program

CMP helps ensure the long-term environmental and economic health of the Texas coast.

The Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP), funded by NOAA, focuses on the state's coastal natural resource areas. The program is managed by the Texas Land Commissioner. 

The Texas General Land Office:

The federally approved program brings approximately $2.2 million in federal Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) funds to Texas, most of which goes to state and local entities to implement projects and program activities. Texas is one of only a handful of coastal states that pass substantial amounts of CZMA funds through to coastal communities for projects in the coastal zone. 

The Land Office has funded projects in all parts of the coastal zone for a wide variety of purposes. The General Land Office established the following categories for use of these funds by coastal communities:

CMP Financial Webinar 2018